4.5 / 5 44 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Anywhere in the US.

Average Ratings

44 reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Pricing Details
    Depends on what services you choose
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    In Person
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Gesture
  • Founded 2011

About This Software

At Gesture, we help Make Hope Happen for non-profit organizations, schools, hospitals, and many others by providing simple and seamless technology that allows donors to give and support from their mobile phone. Our Guest Management platform is second to none and allows the organization to manage their event from ticket purchase to seating tables.

  • Absentee Bidding
  • Alumni Management
  • Attendee Management
  • Auction Management
  • Auction Website
  • Badge Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Bid Management
  • Bidder Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Box Office Management
  • Buy Now Option
  • Buyer Notifications
  • CRM
  • Campaign Management
  • Catering Management
  • Client / Customer Management
  • Concessions Management
  • Conferences / Seminars
  • Confirmation / Reminders
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Conventions
  • Customer Database
  • Discount / Coupon Management
  • Donor Management
  • Dutch Auction
  • Email Marketing
  • English Auction
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Exhibit / Vendor Management
  • Forward Auction
  • Fundraising Management
  • General Admission
  • Grant Management
  • Guest List Management
  • Image Editing
  • Inventory Management
  • Kiosk Ticketing
  • Lead Retrieval
  • Live Auction
  • Marketing Management
  • Meetings
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Giving
  • Mobile Ticketing
  • Nonprofit / Fundraising
  • Online Auction
  • Online Bidding
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Online Ticketing
  • Onsite Ticketing
  • POS
  • Payment Processing
  • Phone Bidding
  • Planned Giving Management
  • Pledge Management
  • Print-at-Home
  • Prospect Management
  • Proxy Bidding
  • Recurring Giving
  • Registration Management
  • Reserve Price
  • Reserved Seating
  • Reverse Auction
  • Room Block Management
  • Sealed Bid Auction
  • Season Tickets
  • Shipping Management
  • Silent Auction
  • Social Promotion
  • Space / Room Setup
  • Speaker Management
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Ticket Brokering
  • Ticketing
  • Trade Shows
  • Travel Management
  • VIP & Discount Tickets
  • Volunteer Management
  • Wait List Management
  • Watch List
  • Website Management
  • Weddings / Parties

Gesture Latest Reviews

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I think the staff at Gesture are wonderful!

3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: During this first year in using the software, I saw the additional benefit of securing bids in advance of opening the auction. This started us out thousands of dollars ahead of where we would have traditionally began at the event.

Pros: I love the ability to add photos, descriptions, bid, buy it now pricing, and much more all in a single entry of an item. I also really like the ease in which bidders can participate, get alerts, and have knowledge of their purchases. Finally, the added bonus of a PR team to work with was an extra perk I was not expecting!

Cons: There are certain gaps in the software we have discovered such as: Nowhere to record solicitors such as staff, committee, or Board member who was responsible for bringing in the item; Nowhere to record an individual's name associated with a company in donor details; Nowhere to record details for pledged item, such as when it will be delivered, staff pick-up needs, etc.; Need to have ability to check box if donor has already received thank you for their contributions (such as when it went unsold at a past event and is being used again); Non-transferrable input from one event to another such as donor information. I also have major concerns over the software abilities to capture donations during the ask. There is simply no way to ensure those that raise their hands, are actually hitting the button to donate that is texted to them.

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Gesture is the real deal for mobile fundraising; intuitive to use, with great customer support.

5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software is intuitive to use and streamlines so many of the processes that eat up your time when you have to do them manually; we eliminated so many Excel spreadsheets, thanks to everything being easily captured, managed, and tracked right within the software - from auction packages to ticket sales to even the seating and meal requests. Beyond the software, Gesture's customer service was incredible; from the initial sales call all the way through to the event itself, every single Gesture representative we worked with was attentive, helpful, and genuinely interested in helping us have a successful event - which we did. In just the 48 hours since the event concluded, I've received multiple compliments from guests who expressed how "smooth" the night ran and how "seamless" their experience was, from check-in to bidding on auction packages to purchasing raffle tickets to checking out when they won auction packages. We will definitely be using Gesture again, for next year's event!

Cons: Since our event is coordinated by a mix of paid staff and volunteers, it would be helpful to have an administrative access level in Gesture that is "view only" - currently, it's all (full admin rights) or nothing. It would also be helpful if raffle winners could be "drawn" right in the software, rather than needing to use a random number generator on a third party site.